Lincoln Mullen’s internet weblog

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2019-03-13: At the Metro on a laptop tethered to a cell phone, SSHing into the workstation into my office, then …

2019-03-13: How many monitors does a person need? Answer: Just one more.

2019-03-11: Looking forward to having ten historians representing eight projects come this Friday to …

2019-03-02: How a team of researchers is “Detecting Footnotes in 32 million pages of ECCO.” That’s published in …

2019-03-02: The workshop on quantitative history that Chad Gaffield and Ian Milligan hosted this past week at …

2019-02-27: There are lies, damn lies, and text messages from United saying they “value your time.”

2019-02-23: Amazon is serving me ads that say “Make this your holiest Lent.” So I guess targeted …

2019-02-16: My colleague Mills Kelly on his work tracing the history of the Appalachian Trail, starting here in …

2019-02-16: Now that my department’s two job searches are over I feel like I can get this semester and my …

2019-02-09: Some of my colleagues are deeply gifted at commenting on draft work, and I always feel inadequate to …

2019-02-09: Gimlet Media didn’t make podcasting, but they certainly helped popularize it. Now with their …

2019-02-02: Emma Green reviewing Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise: Fifty-five years after the passage of …

2019-01-26: Both Happy Feet and Smallfoot have the same religious plot elements—plot elements that could have …

2019-01-24: Nashville Union and American, 11 May 1875.

2019-01-24: Went looking for the PDF of my book which had gone missing. It was in the directory “Desktop > …

2019-01-23: Had my customary start of the semester spat with the copy machine. If copiers were the dominant …

2019-01-22: Syllabus for “Computational History.”

2019-01-18: Semi-annual shoutout to Caleb McDaniel’s Generic Syllabus Maker.

2019-01-18: Draft syllabus for Global History of Christianity.

2019-01-17: Incredible that a five hundred page reader in the history of Christianity can contain exactly two …

2019-01-17: Robin Jensen’s new history of The Cross is an addition to my syllabus this semester. It’s my attempt …

2019-01-14: People, let me plead with you: your academic event does not need to be longer than one day. Unless …

2019-01-14: “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” should have been my auto-reply when trying to schedule …

2019-01-11: Grant submitted. That makes three this academic year so far.

2019-01-11: I’ve only been using Notion for about a week, but my cautious, reserved opinion is that it is …

2019-01-10: At ASCH in Chicago, I was on a panel with Shirley Mullen, whom I had never met. After a few minutes …

2019-01-10: True, fixing up my blog page was definitely not the most important thing I had to do today. But …

2019-01-09: Just as numismatics is a well-defined field, in future millennia archeologists will be able to date …

2019-01-09: This is hard to explain, but I had a keyboard/monitor plugged into a computer running Ubuntu, and …

2019-01-09: By deleting Slack.

2019-01-09: Fifty-six proposals for our workshops and special issue with the Journal of Social History. …

2019-01-08: Current status: recreational finding of studs.

2019-01-05: “My next two book projects” is the new “my next book project.”

2019-01-04: Happy belated birthday, Philip Schaff, born January 1, 1819, and founder of the American Society of …

2019-01-03: If you are at the AHA, check out this panel on “Lessons Learned from Three Digital Dissertations in …

2019-01-02: Tim Larsen’s religious biography of J. S. Mill for the Spiritual Lives series he edits at …

2019-01-02: Pro tip for collaboration: Don’t update the axis legends on your visualizations from variable …

2019-01-02: American religious history is everywhere. But sometimes it shows up in the public library parking …

2018-12-31: Helping family with their computers that do not have ad blockers installed has reacquainted me with …

2018-12-28: A collect for the Holy Innocents. We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of …

2018-12-21: Current status

2018-12-21: Converts and perverts What is the reciprocal term for a religious convert? You could use prepositions, as we do now, to …

2018-12-20: Thanks, American Academy of Religion. Framing this is not something I would have ever done for …

2018-12-19: Chad Gaffield and Ian Milligan are hosting a workshop on “Quantitative Analysis and the Digital Turn …

2018-12-19: My preference for having one obvious, correct way to do things without fuss and working in …

2018-12-18: There are about 230,000 of these schedules from the 1926 Census of Religious Bodies in the National …

2018-12-18: I learned the word stanine today. Who says standardized testing isn’t educational?

2018-12-18: The most surprising thing about being an academic has been how much of the job is evaluating other …

2018-12-18: I am unduly excited to be teaching “The Global History of Christianity” again next …

2018-12-17: It seems likely that nothing I will ever create will get more readers or users than this map of …

2018-12-17: The “Yes, Yes, No” segment in Episode #131 of Reply All is a brilliant example of close …

2018-12-15: I guess there was twice as much Christianity in the twentieth century.

2018-12-15: End of the semester status.

2018-12-15: Waiting for DNS to propagate, so the internet is already more fun.

2018-12-15: Trying to make the internet fun again. Going to give micro.blog a try, mostly because people whose …